Sunday, June 11, 2017
Beware the Days
Tell My people. Be a voice, a messenger of a simple message...one child speaking to the brethren, to all who have ears to hear and pure hearts. Selah
A man went into the fields at night and sowed tares amongst the wheat.
Open your eyes and abide deeper in Christ Jesus/Yeshua. Doubt is a 'tare-type' of seed. It is a truth that all people have doubts at times. Do not feed and water doubt, or it will turn into a harvest of unbelief.
Open your ears to hear before the man (adversary) in the dark night plants seeds of doubt. Stay alert. Pray to be awakened and awake when you must be.
The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. [Mat 13:24-26; 30]
Harvest time approaches. At harvest time, the heads of the tares stand proudly above all, yet the wheat bows humbly in the mighty wind.
Cast down the imaginations that torment and toss your faith around like a ball in a tennis court. There must be no doubt. Fight it. Bind the strongman who presents deception. Then cast down and out doubt, confusion, any and all fear.
End of message
What We are Being Shown
It is no game and the adversary is not playing. Just as Judas, the enemy approaches with a smile, smooth words and a kiss of betrayal. Such will eat with you, walk with you, and even appear to be a disciple of Jesus, but their heart is not truly for God, but for their own personal gain.
These are the days of the Judas', be aware!
It is a time for those with a spirit as Jezebel, one who will prophesy, telling people what they want to hear, turning people [slowly, yet cleverly] to a false god (a false Jesus). It is one who will assassinate the characters of God's Holy Spirit-filled people and any who stand in her way.
These are the days of the spirit of Jezebel, be aware!
Look for the Baalam of today, Test every spirit to see if it is of God. Balaam did hear from God, but he was not His prophet of God; he was a diviner. Balaam could only speak what God had told him to say. Yet, he still devised a plan to go around what God spoke (blessings upon His people) to lead the Lord's people into worshipping false gods (idols) and into sexual immorality. His wickedness was all in order to gain the filthy lucre promised by king Balak.
These are the days of those like Balaam, ready to deceive or lead astray for personal gain. There is no fear of the living God, and the ways certain
'Christians' try to get around God's will is as Balaam (to get what they want).
Even their prayers are to bend God's will to their will, so they can get what they want and not what God sees as best. They excuse their sins. After all, they repeat, "God understands. He made me. I'm a born-again believer, under grace." This is referred to as "charismatic witchcraft".
Beware of those who walk as Balaam did.
Seducing spirits that deceive (is there any evil spirit that does not deceive?) are rampant in the world. As Jesus forewarned, "Take heed no man (person) deceive you." [Mat 24:4]
When people hear the word "lust", they automatically think sexually. It is true that sexual immorality is at an all-time high. People literally go through "the motions" on the dance floor, particularly sodomy. Clothes for men and of course women, leave nothing to the imagination. In fact, today's fashions are mostly see-through, or the material covers just enough to tempt and stir up the sexual lusts of others, or that you will not be arrested for indecent exposure.
Yet, nowadays, with the way the courts and the laws are going, that charge may not even exist, or it is rarely implemented. These days, sex outside of marriage is taken for granted.
There are also far too many married people today who forget their vows and sneak around in adulterous relationships, and the birth of the internet makes it so much easier to deceive a spouse and others.
Just as the Israelites in the days of Moses, hearts became hardened and some of the people "tired" of their spouses and wanted "something new". It mattered not who was put to shame, what families were torn apart, or who was hurt in the process, so long as the "two" lusting after each other were happy, that is all that mattered.
In anger, Moses finally permitted what became known as 'a writing of divorcement' (the first original divorce certificate). However, that does not mean that God agreed with the choice of certain individuals. Self-centered, proud, covetous (often), ungrateful, uncommitted...the list goes on.
They (Pharisees) say unto Him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He (Jesus/Yeshua) said to them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
And I say to you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoso marries her which is put away does commit adultery. [Mat 19:7-9]
(Note* - I must add that I do believe that if a man (yes, it sometimes happens), or a woman and/or children are being beaten or worse that God would not insist that those in danger should stay in such a place, and to leave for safety at the first opportunity.
That is all I will say on it at this time, but I still exhort each and all, to take everything to the Lord. Everyone has an opinion, but God's wisdom and direction surpasses all. He knows what is best and will guide those who trust Him to lead. - BP)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. [Prov 3:5, 6]
Watch for seducing spirits. They are not just out in the world, but seducing spirits have even entered the churches. In fact, they love to tempt the followers/disciples of Christ Jesus (Christians) the most.
Be sober. Be vigilant because your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about seeking whom he may devour. [1Pet 5:8]
They will lead you away from God, away from Jesus. If you are a Christian and you give in to seducing spirits, you will justify it with the doctrines of devils. These spirits will lead you away from the faith.
It can start with flattery or compliments, or stroking a person's ego with smooth words and a type of admiration. Laughter and fun times will be thrown in to spice things up. Then before one knows it, they are over their heads in sin. If they enjoy the sin, guaranteed that it all will be justified, even to the point to saying it is God's will.
Divorce is never God's will. In today's society, nearly everything is throwaway or replaceable, including relationships. Do not be deceived. Stay very close to God.
Flee fornication; flee from temptation. Do not be as David with Bathsheba.
Be as Joseph with Potiphar's wife. David paid the consequences the rest of his life; Joseph reaped great reward. Trust God!
These are the days of seducing spirits...and every kind of evil and deception. Stay close to God, no matter what.
Finally, beware of deception. It will come in unexpected ways and forms. That is why it is called deception. It is never as one expects, and often, not through people or means that we expect either.
I bring deception up lastly because most people, even unbelievers, are aware of the falsehoods, the deception and lies so magnified in the world today. Since the 2016 elections, the phrase "fake news" has become the newest buzzword.
When His disciples asked Jesus what they should look for and what would be the sign of His return, the Lord Jesus Christ began His warning with "deception".
Take heed no man deceives you.
In the latter days, which we are heavily into now, Jesus (Yeshua) went on to mention deception four more times in His warning and prophesying. It seems only appropriate to mention it here as well, since our Saviour (Messiah) felt it necessary to mention it so many times in His talk regarding the last days just before His return.
Take heed that no man (or woman - no one) deceive you. [Jesus/Yeshua]
Beware the days and time we are in!
Three months ago (March 6), I was discharged from hospital. A day or two after that I came upon Isaiah 40 (my Bible immediately opened there, without a bookmark). It begins:
Comfort you, comfort My people, says your God. Speak comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. [Is 40:1-3]
Three or four more times over the next couple of weeks the Bible kept opening there, without bookmark or wear and tear that would immediately open the book there. From the first time and right through, I asked the Lord, "How? How do I ...or even, how can I comfort your people, Lord?"
I felt the Lord was asking the wrong person to comfort the brethren. As I searched for the answers to the "hows", life continued and searching the heart was heavy and deep.
Faith became shaken, but not done away with. I know that I know that I know, I am not the only one whose faith is shaken and tried...and more than once. What could I possibly say, and why is He asking me at my lowest point?
Perhaps in the writing, it will help another. May the Holy Spirit help me to say that which God would have me say, and may He be glorified.
It may be a few days, but it will not be a month. Shalom in Christ
for His glory